Brighton to offer free sanitary products to female fans in Premier League first

29 August 2018 06:10
• Liverpool and Everton understood to be considering initiative• Thirteen clubs across UK have already signed upBrighton have become the first Premier League club to commit to providing female fans with free sanitary products after a campaign was launched by three women who are supporters of Celtic. The Guardian understands that both Liverpool and Everton are also discussing whether they are in a position to offer free feminine hygiene products in the women’s toilets at their stadiums.The On the Ball campaign was launched in Scotland by students Orlaith Duffy, Erin Slaven and Mikaela McKinley in an effort to increase the visibility of female football fans. But it has now spread across the UK with 13 clubs, including Barnsley in League One, signed up to the initiative. McKinley said: “I think it takes us back to the role football clubs have a part in the community beyond football. A lot of smaller clubs were quick to come on board because they’re perhaps a bit more in tune with what their fanbase wants. Bbut in terms of visibility it’s great to have a Premier League club on board.” Related: Blaming football for domestic violence is only half the story | Eva Wiseman Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian